Rams defeat Wildcats to win Teulon Saints tournament

Nicole Paguio (#13) of the Stonewall Collegiate Institute Rams junior varsity girls' basketball team looks to pass the ball during her team's 41-30 win over the Immanuel Christian Falcons from Winnipeg at the Teulon Saints JVG basketball tournament at Teulon Collegiate Institute in Teulon, Man. on Feb. 22, 2020. (Photo credit: Adam Peleshaty/The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times/Postmedia Network)

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It was an all-south Interlake final between two top-10 ranked teams at the Teulon Saints junior varsity girls’ basketball tournament inside Teulon Collegiate Institute on
Feb. 22.

The Stonewall Collegiate Rams, ranked third in the province among AAA schools, won the title game 50-25 over the Warren Collegiate Wildcats, fourth in the provincial A/AA rankings. The Rams’ Alex Clark was named as the tournament’s most valuable player while her teammate Grace Fines was named to the tournament all-star team. The Wildcats’ Lexie Carriere and Aliyah Allary were also selected as all-stars.

The Rams easily won their first game 62-11 over the Fisher River Hawks before defeating the Immanuel Christian Falcons 41-30 in the semifinals. Stonewall also finished the season with a 10-2 record for second place in the West Winnipeg Athletic Conference’s Tier 2.

The Wildcats defeated the Sanford Sabres 45-32 before taking a nailbiting semifinal 32-30 over the host Saints.

Teulon, ranked eighth among AA schools, won 62-8 over the Ebb and Flow Thunderbirds before losing to Warren. In the third place game, the Saints dropped a 54-22 decision to the Falcons. Teulon’s Desiree Chartrand and Immanuel Christian’s Ashley Wiersema were both named to the all-star team.

The Hawks then lost 54-9 to the Steinbach Christian Flames before winning the seventh place game 19-14 over the Thunderbirds.

Rams fourth at home

The Rams varsity girls’ basketball team finished fourth at its home tournament at Stonewall Collegiate Institute on Feb. 22.

Stonewall narrowly defeated the Linden Christian Wings 45-42 in its first playoff game, but later lost to their WWAC rivals, the St. James Jimmies, by a score of 70-33 in the semifinals. In the third place game, the Rams lost 48-42 to the St. John’s Tigers. The Jimmies defeated the Neelin Spartans 50-44 in the championship game.

The Rams are also 5-4 in the WWAC Tier 2 with a 5-4 record for fifth place.

Stonewall’s varsity boys’ squad won its first game in WWAC play this season after a 60-56 win over the Portage Trojans at SCI on Feb. 18. The team now has a 1-10 record in the WWAC Tier 2 standings only ahead of the winless Trojans.

However, the Rams JV boys’ team is still winless in conference play with an 0-11 record.

Wildcats runners-up in Grunthal

The Wildcats varsity boys’ team, ranked ninth provincially among AA schools, lost the final of the Green Valley tournament in Grunthal to the fifth-ranked host Pirates 82-59 in Grunthal on Feb. 22.

Warren had won 79-36 over the Oscar Lathlin Wolverines and 85-55 over the Ross L. Gray Raiders to reach the final.